Also, when they decide to remove the Mulholland Express wild mouse at DCA, buy it and install it at SFMM! Same with their wave swinger.... 2 new flats and a new family coaster for very cheap. *** Edited 12/27/2007 7:14:24 AM UTC by Absimilliard***
I'm happy to see rides are being repainted. Few things are more unsightly than a huge coaster covered with faded/greasy/rusting paint. It's pretty much like a limo pulling up all covered in road salt or mud. The mess gives the wrong impression.
Jeff touches on something that I've long complained about- red coasters. I have nothing against the color red but I don't see why so many parks have so many coasters painted that color, especially because it's very likely to fade. Morey's Piers had to repaint the Great Nor'easter every few years (it was an odd coral color) before realizing it needed to be white so the sun and salt air wouldn't ruin it a few months later.
The pigment in the color red has a tendancy to oxidize real easily, look at any bright red car that hasn't been taken care of. Most of the remaining red cars from the 80's either look like they did when purchased due to emaculate care or they look pink...
Rob Ascough said: Morey's Piers had to repaint the Great Nor'easter every few years (it was an odd coral color) before realizing it needed to be white so the sun and salt air wouldn't ruin it a few months later.
And if you haven't heard, they're repainting it again.
I actually don't get the new color scheme of X, I LOVED the shiny and bright looks it had before. Oh well.... It might be a matter of taste, but if there is something that Magic Mountain has, it is great sunlight to reflect off of brightly painted coasters. Tatsu, Revolution, Scream and Goliath all look fantastic in the desert sunshine.
^ In the past, it would definitely be a challenge to ride all the park's coasters. But now that they have made keeping all attractions open a priority, it should make it easier.
But the timing of your visit also effects whether or not you can do it. The park begins to get very busy after Memorial Day Weekend and queue wait times for the most popular coasters can get as long as 2 1/2 hours.
Your best bet would be to purchase Flash Pass to ensure that you maximize your time at the park.
Also, I would recommend a counter-clockwise movement around the park's layout instead of just hopping from random ride to ride. It saves you a lot of walking time.
I have to say I never had a problem riding everything in the park in one day - normally, I would make all the rides and then get additional rides on each ones I liked best. X was an exception for a while, but in the last 2 years even that wasn't a problem. Then again, I was only in the park about 1-2 times a year recently, so I might just have gotten lucky.